Local artists rally to #SaveStGiles

In today’s updates: a documentary in support of St. Giles, the church immortalized in art, and St. Giles is on TV! Short documentary to help #SaveStGiles When Hamilton icon Kathy Renwald visited St. Giles for her story about efforts to save Stewart & Witton’s Neo-Gothic church at Main and Holton, she ran into Friends of…

Renwald: Fighting to Save St. Giles

Legendary journalist Kathy Renwald visits St. Giles for The Bay Observer. Plus, ACO lists the former St. Giles United Church as a Building at Risk. Thanks to Kathy Renwald for her story about St. Giles and efforts to save Stewart & Witton’s Neo-Gothic church at Main and Holton. Renwald ran into Friends of St. Giles…

Another step on the path to #SaveStGiles

Ongoing work by local residents and heritage advocates to save St. Giles — a century-old architectural gem in Hamilton’s Ward 3 — made the front of today’s Local section of the Hamilton Spectator. Thanks to Teviah Moro for his story about residents’ efforts to save the former St. Giles United Church from demolition. Members of…

Community voices call for Hamilton to #SaveStGiles

St. Giles is Sunday morning’s top story at CBC Hamilton. I spoke with Saira Peesker for her story about the United Church’s proposal to demolish the former St. Giles Presbyterian, a beloved architectural gem in east Hamilton. Stewart & Witton’s original 1912 church was altered twice: in the 1940s, the chapel was renamed the St….

St. Giles in the news

The conversation about the fate of St. Giles continues in the Spectator. Plus, powerful social media engagement from a national heritage organization. Shannon Kyles, president of the Hamilton branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, issued an urgent call for a plan for our historic places of worship. About St. Giles and sustainability, Kyles wrote,…

Checking in on the Connolly

My Saturday op-ed on the Connolly and James Street Baptist, the partially demolished former church in downtown Hamilton. Print: “Checking in on the Connolly,” February 13, 2021, A17 | online: “Hamilton’s infamous church facade: a check-in on the Connolly,” February 12, 2021 With thanks to Paul Wilson, Lucasz Wywrot, John Wilcox of Vitreous Glassworks, Samantha…